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TMHC 8037 History of the Jesuits: Origins to the Suppression of 1773 (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course surveys the origins, development, cultural impact and influences, and diverse ministries of the Society of Jesus across Europe and the globe, from the founding era of St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) through the era of the Jesuits suppression in 1773 by Pope Clement XIV. Topics covered by the course include the history of Jesuit education and charitable ministries, overseas and rural European missions, artistic and scientific endeavors, participation in theological and political controversies of the Reformation and Enlightenment eras, and pastoral and collaborative relationships with the laity and other clergy and religious, including lay and religious women.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Bronwen Catherine McShea

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: School of Theology and Ministry course

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17